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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:10 PM

If it is not stopped, the Republican war on democracy will tear this nation apart

Republicans can't win national elections anymore, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six, and with demographics shifts moving solidly against them, rather than try to better represent the will of the American electorate, they're instead going to try to break the system so that the will of the American electorate no longer matters. And it would be perfectly legal, because we choose our presidents through the Electoral College, and there are very few rules about how the electors are allocated. Make no mistake: This is a war on the very concept of democracy and republic. This is a war on the very nature of our system of governance. If it succeeds, it will tear this country apart.
Last week, while much of the country was focused on President Obama's second inauguration, or was distracted by a three-day weekend, a quiet coup by Virginia state Senate Republicans disappeared a Democratic state Senate seat. Virginia's upper house is evenly split, but with Sen. Henry L. Marsh III in Washington for the presidential inauguration, the Republicans used his absence and a party line vote to approve a new redistricting plan that eliminates a Democratic Senate seat, thus giving themselves a likely more permanent majority, beginning in 2015. But that was only the beginning of what they want to do. Virginia's Republicans have an even more cynical plan for 2016:

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mfcorey1 Jan 2013 OP
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #1
valerief Jan 2013 #2
ybbor Jan 2013 #5
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #17
Flashmann Jan 2013 #27
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #29
Flashmann Jan 2013 #30
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #33
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City Lights Jan 2013 #43
SylviaD Jan 2013 #49
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #53
SylviaD Jan 2013 #56
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #59
SylviaD Jan 2013 #58
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #60
SylviaD Jan 2013 #61
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #63
spanone Jan 2013 #3
PFunk Jan 2013 #4
ybbor Jan 2013 #6
2naSalit Jan 2013 #22
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #24
tiredtoo Jan 2013 #7
Stonepounder Jan 2013 #8
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #9
tex-wyo-dem Jan 2013 #21
SylviaD Jan 2013 #57
Lobo27 Jan 2013 #10
Stonepounder Jan 2013 #13
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #25
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #11
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #20
barbtries Jan 2013 #37
Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2013 #41
barbtries Jan 2013 #54
Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2013 #64
barbtries Jan 2013 #65
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2013 #66
grahamhgreen Jan 2013 #12
earcandle Jan 2013 #14
Left Coast2020 Jan 2013 #15
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #19
B Calm Jan 2013 #16
patrice Jan 2013 #52
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #18
2naSalit Jan 2013 #23
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2naSalit Jan 2013 #38
barbtries Jan 2013 #36
CanonRay Jan 2013 #26
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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:22 PM

1. The GOP is IMO now an American terrorist organization. They are doing their best to

disrupt and destroy this country. And I'm not spewing nonsense, they really are an American terrorist organization IMO ... all one need do is look at their actions. The old GOP one could work with and come up with ideas/solutions, the current one is a party of loonies and control freaks for the most part with a focus of taking down the US.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:30 PM

2. +1

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:32 PM

5. +100

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:52 PM

17. +1, lol...I can relate

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:27 AM

27. The GOP is IMO now an American terrorist organization.

I have to agree.....I've said for years that the gop is an ongoing criminal enterprise..That ANY other group doing,in concert,the damage the wrongwingers have done,would have long ago faced RICO Statute charges.....That they've evolved into terrorism is,to me, merely the next logical step in their progression...

As a side note,I want to add that my "criminal enterprise" charge is not just something I concocted from thin air...Just a few years ago,at a party thrown by a friend/coworker,I had a long conversation with friends brother,who is a Defense Attorney,and who at that time had already argued a death penalty case before the Supreme Court..The discussion was political in nature and turned toward perceived misdoings by goops,elected and appointed..

Lawyer/brother is who I first heard say that the gop is,in his considered opinion,an ongoing criminal enterprise..He also maintained that nothing would ever be done about it,since that would require,not only one Party to indict themselves,but need the help of the other party to do it,which would refuse,due to their own complicity......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:45 AM

29. Sad, but quite true. And what is even sadder are those voters that enable them, that just can't

seem to grasp what is going on...

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:44 PM

30. I lay the blame for that,squarley on

Cuts in education,made over the past 30+ years...For instance,Civics class...

When I graduated high school,in 1971,you must have taken and passed Civics,or no diploma...No way around it....When my brother went to the same school,5 years later,Civic was by then an "elective",rather than the required course it was for me...

20+ years later,as my kids were getting into high school,the same one I had attended,there was no Civics class available,period....

Over the years there have been any number of classes discontinued that taught or exercised critical thought,to the point where I'm not sure now ANY do....One minor case in point,being my oldest grandson,who while now in Middle school,has yet to be assigned reading a book,to which a report is to be written.....It's alien and cruel,to his mind, that a teacher would tell him WHAT to read,at home,and then demand a written report...I recall that process as being the norm,from the 3rd grade on.....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:56 PM

33. Same here. I'm a little older, but it was similar where I went to school.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:04 PM

43. !

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:00 PM

49. I agree

and following logically from that, is it time to ask ourselves if we want, need, or can afford an entity like the Republican party (as it is now construed) in American politics and life????

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Response to SylviaD (Reply #49)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:49 PM

53. It's a very treacherous road the republicans are trying to create. Many will go off the cliff. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #53)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:42 PM

56. There is no room...

There is no room for an anti-science party.

There is no room for blind, unreasoning religious adherents.

There is no room for a party of procedural and wholly political obstructionism.

There is no room for a party that denies climate change.

There is no room for a party that promotes assault-weapon ownership.

There is no room for an anti-feminist and anti-woman party.

There is no room for a pro-war party.

There is no room for the Republican party in a modern America. Maybe it is time to really consider these things and decide what kind of political discourse we want in this country. Today's Republican party is a stain on our national character.

I am just so angry.

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Response to SylviaD (Reply #56)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:56 PM

59. +++ 1,000,000 +++ n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:48 PM

58. If what you say is true (and I believe it is)...

...should we allow the Republican party to take part in our democracy???

At some point doesn't it become self-preservation for the rest of us?

Freedom of speech is one thing, but freedom to bring this nation down around the rest of us??

What is wrong with them, anyway? I don't fathom the thought processes at work....in the Republican brain.

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Response to SylviaD (Reply #58)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:04 PM

60. This is the part that irks me, apparently, in the republican brain, freedom of speech means

freedom to bring this nation down around the rest of us. And, I also question how far those with huge megaphones should be allowed to persist, the Beck's, the Limbaugh's, the pack of them that seeming want to instill hatred, distrust and IMO a disruption of the country.

Studies have now demonstrated those with these unshakable primitive beliefs ... religions, political and the like have a portion of the brain that has not developed like the majority ... they are fearful, can't accept change, adhere to fundy type religious beliefs, teabagger orientation and the like.

And the republicans have gathered the crackpots, the loonies, the fringe, the religious fevor all under one tent, the "new" republican party. They are hazardous to the well being and future of this country.


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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #60)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:01 PM

61. Agreed 100%!!!! But what can be done? I fear not much. I am struggling with this. nt

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Response to SylviaD (Reply #61)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:30 PM

63. Same here ... I see it, I hear it ... but I don't know either. It needs some great awakening of the

American populace, but there are so many detractors.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:32 PM

3. k&r...

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:25 PM

4. It's this crap that'll sparks the next civil war.

This 'divide and conquer" BS by the repugs has gone on long enough and must be stopped now or it's game over time. All which makes 2014 a very crucial election year.

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Response to PFunk (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:33 PM

6. +1

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Response to PFunk (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:21 AM

22. 2014, yeah, if we can get there.

I am absolutely certain that the intent is to cause a civil war and then impose martial law and there goes anything that might resemble a democracy. The greedy corporate pigs are the ones driving this bus, make no mistake about it. They've already assembled their private army that we paid for with our tax dollars. This is what Eisenhower warned us about and that's also why we have so many distraction gadgets that actually keep track of us... distracting the masses so they won't know what hit them.

And remember, historically, democracies tend to last about 200 years, give or take a few. We need to make sure that we the people don't fall into the trap. Not sure how to go about it but something has to change in a big way if we want to see this country remain as a country.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:52 AM

24. Exactly, and especially about the time democracies last. Generally those at the top of the

heap angle and leverage hogging more and more 'till the entire democracy collapses into a dystopia for most ... and that's the road we're currently on as the republicans continue to drag us along that path. What is always amazing is those with little fall for the propaganda and rhetoric enabling them to destroy the democracy while feeling they are patriots.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:38 PM

7. Snyder and his rethug cohearts

are doing the same thing in Michigan. This is getting scary.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:49 PM

8. Republicans do NOT believe in democracy.

This is the point you have to believe. The movers and shakers in the Republican Party do not believe that there should be universal suffrage and that the 'masses' don't really know what is best for them and for their masses. To them, then only people who should be able to vote are the 1% and that is what they are really aiming for. If you don't understand this, then you don't understand what the Republicans are trying to accomplish.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:09 PM

9. Well said! The republicans are trying to and will destroy this democracy. Too many Americans are

very naive, they think others are taking care of things for them.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:58 PM

21. +1000!

What the repugs want to accomplish is what the 1% want to accomplish, and that's control of the economics. Elimination of regulations that do everything from protect worker safety to protecting the environment to access to affordable HC insurance and on and on...these all affect the uber-wealthy's ability to further pad the bottom line. In the process they will turn this country (and the rest of the world for that matter) into what resembles a 15th century serfdom.

That is all they care about.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:44 PM

57. If they do not believe in democracy, perhaps they shouldn't be allowed to participate in it. nt

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:11 PM

10. If this

had been in place during the past election. Obama would have lost, and would have won by 5million votes..... It would have been the biggest shit storm to ever hit the country. Romney would have had no mandate to lead the country.......

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Response to Lobo27 (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:31 PM

13. There could have been the biggest shit storm in history, and the Republicans would have had no

mandate, and they wouldn't have cared in the least. Look at how George Bush governed after the Supreme Court gave him the election over Gore. Bush lost the popular vote and beat Gore by a whisker, but he had Republican Senate and House and ran the country like he had won in a landslide. The Republicans wouldn't care that the people were upset, since the don't believe that the masses know what is good for them. So if the masses are upset, they are like petulant children. Look at Scott Walker in WI. Huge shit storm, and he goes right on running the state like his own fiefdom.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:55 AM

25. The republicans would take us fully into a police state while claiming they are protecting, "we the

people." And the fake patriots would cheer them on.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:11 PM

11. 1. Marsh was stupid to leave town, an example of how 2. Democrats STILL don't grasp the VENALITY

OF REPUBLICANS.

WHEN. THE. HELL. WILL. WE. LEARN?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:55 PM

20. -- but he left during a national holiday.

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:20 PM

37. i don't think it's possible to anticipate

every fucked up back stabbing unexpected thing they'll do. you'd have to be as conniving and soulless as they are for starters.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:33 PM

41. I think it is. Just assume that any conniving and soulless backstabbing that is possible

will be attempted by them.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #41)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:48 PM

54. maybe

to tell the truth they often surprise with how low they will go. i say i don't put anything past them but they come up with shit i just never even dreamed of.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #54)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:16 AM

64. Maybe? You're agreeing with me. Why say maybe?

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #64)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:17 AM

65. what i said was

maybe thinking of the worst possible thing they might do would be useful, or not. because in my experience i cannot imagine how low they will go. i cannot prepare for something i can't even imagine happening. this i assume is what the democrat in VA was up against.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #65)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:49 PM

66. I know what you mean. Most of us just aren't depraved enough to think of every thing a Republican

might attempt. You pretty much said that in the first comment I replied to. And I wasn't really arguing against your point. Really, I was attempting a bit of dark humor--"Just think of the worst thing possible and expect them to do it."

But, again, your point is valid in general, though, in the case at hand, I don't think it was that far-fetched a thing to suspect the bastards might do. Dems need to put on their evil caps (or hire someone--Stephen King is a good guy who can think up bad things) and learn to think like an Rethug, or they will continue to be shocked and stunned.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:20 PM

12. If our party does not come back at this full force,

We are screwed!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:46 PM

15. The question is this:

Now that we know about it, what are we going to do about it? In other words, what will be our counter action?

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:53 PM

19. shame the conservative electorate into not voting for them any longer

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:51 PM

16. The USA is a Democratic Republic, but

the cons love telling us it's a republic. Looks as though they are doing their best to tear up the constitution and turn it into a republic.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:11 PM

52. A more or less democratic Republic, really pretty much LESS ever since the latter 2/3 of the 19th

century.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:52 PM

18. Many rethugs don't like what they're doing either..

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:28 AM

23. If that's true...

I challenge every single one of them to get off their asses and do something about the monster they created. And they'd better wake up and smell their asses on fire... like yesterday.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:03 AM

28. This is a section of a NY Post Editorial

"But just because the states are allowed to change their allocation doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.

Among the virtues of the Electoral College is that it encourages presidential candidates to wage a national campaign instead of focusing only on large states.

It also makes it harder for candidates to ignore groups that tend to favor one party if these groups remain crucial to victory in major states.

Most important, the Electoral College is the best means of preserving a strong two-party system, which is the foundation of America’s political stability.

Abolish the Electoral College — or rig it into irrelevance — and the unintended consequence will be to splinter the major parties into all manner of independent movements and an endless series of runoff elections (or worse).

For 225 years, the Electoral College has served America well.

We’d be better served by a GOP that concentrated on winning elections than on trying to rig them."

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:41 PM

38. And that would be the

"no brainer" point, unfortunately, that's not what's happening and it doesn't look like the Rs have enough of a moral compass to do anything other than lie and cheat to get their way (or that of their monied patrons). And this is primarily because the monied few have seduced the politicians into doing their bidding in order to literally own the country including everything and everyone in it. Unless we the people put a stop to it, they'll get what they are trying to buy and soon.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:18 PM

36. then they should switch parties.

the republicans should be going the way of the whigs and the tories. it's a travesty how much power they still have with over half the people in constant opposition.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:13 AM

26. Rather than change their misguided and unpopular policies

the GOP would destroy the nation. It is very similar thinking to what occured in the South prior to the Civil War. Rather than lead to actual conflice, this will probably lead to complete paralysis and chaos.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:55 PM

32. this will probably lead to complete paralysis and chaos

 

Probably it has already started.

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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:22 PM

39. The chaos is still on its way

as the paralysis deepens.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:53 PM

31. Agreed. And that is exactly what they want, too.

A sub-country of knuckle-dragging, drooly followers happy to salute, kiss their guns, thump their Bibles & work 60 hours/wk for $7/hr until they're 80.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:57 PM

34. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, mfcorey.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:16 PM

35. i'm close to believing

that nothing will stop them. and i work all the time now i'm going to school too, i am tired.
can't give up.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:26 PM

40. If we want to have any chance of stopping it

Then we need to stop supporting "Democrats" who want to compromise with those monsters.

(Of course, some compromise will be inevitable, but those who WANT to deal with the devil -- I mean GOP, same thing -- will never be on our side)

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:43 PM

42. You people keep

 

saying rigging the Electoral vote is legal because the pundits and politicians say so. They say it is legal because two rural states with very little populations have this system. Nobody paid any attention to those systems or challenge it because they never threatened an Election on the national level.

Show me the court ruling these pundits and politicians say this is legal versus the court ruling in 1962 saying this was illegal on the local level in the state of Alabama by the U.S. Supreme Court? That court ruling filed against the state of Alabama for diluting the voting power of the city of Birmingham. That is how we got one man, one vote. There are several other cases and one was in California involving the cities of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles where the complainant tried to dilute the votes of those cities. He loss the case and pointed to the national election with the President and Senate.

The pundits and politicians take the Constitution and interpret it to fit want accommodates them at a certain point in time. There is no time in the history of this country a President did not win the State that he won the popular vote in this country. People site one of two cases on the overall vote on the national level but not involving individual states.

If you can select a President with you theory on districts, then why not electing both Senators and the Governor that way too? They can lose the popular votes of the citizens on the local level too and win the most districts. You can do the mayoral contests the same way by winning the most precincts. If that was the founders intent, then they would have done so. It has never came up as a problem in this country's history until we got a right wing extremist group and certain Democrats who also want individual power instead of serving the people.

The power belongs to the people and no one should accept otherwise because they work for us. We tell them what we agree to and if they don't, we have the right to forcibly, tar and feather them and run them out of office. The power of the Constitution comes from the people that agree to it. It does not come from any individual or small group of people. So tinkering with our rights to decide whom leads this country should not be tampered with ever. It does give us the right to have a Civil War if necessary. Two can play their dangerous games. See our past Civil War. The Supreme Court made interpretations then they people willfully turned a blind eye too. Their check on power grabbing is ultimately with the people that gave them the right to hold office over us.

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Response to John2 (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:51 PM

45. Show me anywhere in the Constitution that prevents states from doing it.

That court ruling filed against the state of Alabama for diluting the voting power of the city of Birmingham. That is how we got one man, one vote.

The modern techniques still give one man one vote. What they do is slice Democratic strongholds into several districts, while keeping Republican strongholds within a single district.

There is no time in the history of this country a President did not win the State that he won the popular vote in this country.

Forgot about 2000, huh?

If you can select a President with you theory on districts, then why not electing both Senators and the Governor that way too?

States are free to select their governors any way they'd like. The 17th amendment specifies that senators are elected via popular vote.

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Response to John2 (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:58 PM

47. But...but...we're doomed.

I agree, this is more hair-on-fire kind of an uproar. The courts stopped the GOP from voter suppression last year and I bet the federal courts will disallow this new idea.

Hell, even the 'best' of the GOP (I know, I know) are repudiating this plan.

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Response to John2 (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:03 PM

50. We are NOT a democracy

The USA is not a democracy. It never was. We are fractured constitutional republic. One big reason we have the electoral college is for there to be a buffer between the president and the people. We do not elect the president, the states do.

That's by design of the Constitution. There is nothing unconstitutional about a state changing the way it's electoral votes are allocated. The people have no right in the federal constitution to vote for President of the United States. That right is given specifically to the state legislatures in Article II, Section I.

If you don't like this...not really much you can do. Our constitution is considered the highest law of the land. It would need to be changed in order to change how the president is elected. And there are more than 15 small and/or rural states that are never going to agree to change it because they know the big, urban states will trample them in every election. So we are stuck with it.

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Response to John2 (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:16 PM

55. "You people"? Your crown's a bit crooked, Your Majesty...

Condescension won't get you too far here.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:11 PM

44. Just how many??

How many outrageous thefts of elections, jerrymanderings and other egregious violations of democratic process will it take before we start storming the barricades? The idiot conservatards are simply a cover, social static to divert attention from the methodical destruction of the American republic. It was a great idea, and it lasted almost 200 years, but it's gone, and the sooner people realize that, the better.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:53 PM

46. Can Confessions be Coerced?

Can confessions be coerced? Now, some in Washington are ruminating on this once more. All of this started when attorney John Yoo showed George W. Bush how to do it. Thus, at first, here are the lyrics to the song by Harry Connick, Jr., "It Had to be You."

It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around, and finally found
The somebody who

Could make be true, could make me feel blue
Or even be glad, just to be sad
Thinking of you.

Some others I've seen, might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss
But they wouldn't do.

For nobody else gave me the thrill
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you.


Now, here are the revised lyrics, after Bush met up with Yoo:


It had to be Yoo, it had to be Yoo
Bush wandered around, and finally found
A patron of Hu.

Could throw briefs around, run truth to the ground
But Bush still felt sad, sometimes got mad
Reflecting on Hu.

Some others Bush saw, could scramble the law
Could fill up the vat, crank up the rack
But they wouldn't do.

For nobody else gave Bush the hots
With all his faults, Bush liked him a lot
It had to be Yoo
Attorney Yoo
It had to be Yoo.


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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:00 PM

48. We should ask why "Blue States" end up with ultra-red sate legislatures

The extremism at that level is dangerous and more powerful than most give credit.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:06 PM

51. Even those of us who are TRYING to be constructive & don't see guns as a solution are getting REAL

tired of the CRAP!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:06 PM

62. We're already seeing America being torn apart on a daily basis.

One gun nut at a time the insane right wing loons are coming out of the woodwork driven by their hate radio induced delusions. This could go on for a decade or more.

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